Request PDF on ResearchGate | Epidemiology of scorpionism: A global appraisal | The scorpionism is an actual public health problem in several parts of the. Chippaux, J.P. and Goyffon, M. () Epidemiology of scorpionism A global appraisal. Acta Tropica, , doi/opica Chippaux, J-P.; Goyffon, M. Acta Tropica (2): Epidemiology of scorpionism: a global appraisal. The scorpionism is an actual public health.

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Australian scorpions are not dangerous to humans. Scorpion venom consists of a heterogenous group of neurotoxic peptides which primarily target voltage-gated ion channels. Many authors have emphasized the importance of earlier and better treatment in managing patients [ 2021 ]. Mild systemic symptoms such as nausea, headache and malaise may occur in a small proportion of patients. When assessed based on site of the scorpion sting, it was found that 54 Treatment consists of supportive care and, for severe case, antivenom.

The following information was collected retrospectively: When the grades of our patients were examined according to age range, it was found that 45 Treatment can be divided into two parts: Serum level of scorpion toxins, electrolytes and electrocardiogram alterations in Mexican children envenomed by scorpion epidwmiology.

In Brazil, one study reported an average age of By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy PolicyTerms of Serviceepidemiiology Dataset License.

Meta-analysis of controlled studies on immunotherapy in severe scorpion envenomation. Scorpion sting cases are subject to seasonal variation all around the world. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Our patient was observed for a few hours and had no systemic symptoms. Our agricultural workers are mostly stung by scorpions on their hands and arms, as they work without taking adequate safety precautions, mostly due scorpionis either extreme temperature or lack of education.

Scorpion venom has local and local or systemic symptoms [ 8 ]. Patients were also excluded from the study if scorpions were not seen after they were stung or if they developed no local or systemic symptoms within four hours after the sting.


Skip to search form Skip to main content. After trying it on, she immediately feels pain in her left hand. The use of anti-scorpion serum, which is the only specific treatment, is disputed by some specialists [ 11 ], and symptomatic or adjuvant treatments, the importance of which is now recognized by all experts, require precisely useful drugs, indications, and dosages in many places [ 1213 epidekiology.

In our study the average age of our patients was However, length of stay of the grade III patients who did not receive scorpion antiserum was shorter than grade III patients who received scorpion antiserum. When scorpion sting cases have been examined in terms of sex, most studies have reported that the number of male patients is higher, whereas some studies have stated that the number of female patients is higher. Of the four cases that were grade I and had intense local pain that responded partially to narcotics, we treated three patients with two vials of antivenom and one patient with four vials.

Hospitalization period was 0. Adjuvant treatment was administered to patients according to the severity of local and systemic symptoms, and antivenom treatment was administered to the patients in case of need. The management of scorpion stings, especially scorpionim including antivenom treatment, remains a subject of controversy.

Furthermore, we observed that even though scorpion antiserum can have serious side effects, the administration of a low dose of antivenom relieved severe pain that was not relieved by symptomatic treatment or narcotic analgesics.

Diagram of the patients treatment with antivenom.

Epidemiology of scorpionism: a global appraisal

When hospitalization periods of the patients were examined, 40 patients Thus, our findings are not in agreement with the literature.

Experimental data and clinical observations have confirmed the rapid neutralization of the venom after potent antivenom injections are administered [ 2829 ]. In addition, we could not determine exactly the time elapsed between the time of the incident and the time of ED admission. Flobal shopping continues to be a boom industry.

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Your email address will not be published. A total of adult patients admitted for scorpion sting to our ED between January and December were evaluated and 98 patients were included in the study. February 07, Visit for more related articles at Biomedical Research. When average age and hospitalization period of the patients were examined, the average age of the patients followed up for less than 24 h was Clinical manifestations vary from localised symptoms if myocardial toxicity, autonomic dysregulation, pulmonary oedema and respiratory arrest, cranial nerve epidemioloogy and hyperthermia.

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The grade I and II patients were followed up for an average of 20 hours in our clinic, whereas, the grade III patients were followed up for an average appraisla 36 hours. Characterizing the biological and biochemical profile of six different scorpion venoms from the Buthidae and Scorpionidae family. Beck Lethality Scale Antivenin. The distribution of patients according to the application month. The purpose of this study was to offer globap epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of patients with scorpion sting and to determine the efficacy of antivenom treatment in the management of these patients.

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Thirteen of the 19 patients who were administered scorpion antiserum received one vial of antivenom, two patients received two vials, one patient received four vials, one patient received scorponism vials, one patient received 20 vials, and one patient received 25 vials.

Moreover, our results showed that the severity of the scorpion stings increased with age; therefore, we suggest that all clinicians should approach elderly scorpion sting patients with increased caution. Correct species identification is a pre-requisite for antivenom therapy. In our clinic, we hospitalized and followed up 98 scorpion sting cases over nearly 2.

A total of adult patients admitted appraiisal scorpion sting to our ED, between January and December were included in the study.

From This Paper Topics from this paper. When we evaluated the results of our study, we determined that antivenom treatment had an important role in both stopping the progress of local symptoms and treating systemic symptoms in the management of scorpion sting cases.

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